Teaching became my passion when I was given the opportunity to help younger children with their homework after school. This still thrives me. I find a student´s success is exceedingly rewarding.
What differentiates me from others is most certainly my way of using short listenings to improve students´ speaking skills and grammar.
My method (style) is not in the top five. However, watching students struggling made me rethink traditional methods. Experience has proven this method to be very successful.
Keep reading to know more about my qualifications and experiences.
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Approach to language learning
My approach to language learning encompasses a range of diverse approaches, which in turn is reflected in my teaching style.
I like to use all five main types of teaching styles and methods (facilitator style, delegator style, authority method, hybrid method, and demonstrator method). Depending on the class or the student, I choose one over the other. When teaching one to one classes or small groups, I combine 2-3 styles and methods because it makes the class as such more dynamic.
I learned about these different styles and methods when I gained my teaching qualifications. These include my tutoring qualification which allows me to teach at universities as well as my two foreign language teaching qualifications.
I, also, have an MA in Art History and International Relations with a specific focus on international companies and economics.
I started teaching professionally at the University of Wales (UK) in 2005. Subsequently, I was invited to teach my very own course at the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany. In 2009 the university asked me to give a lecture at the Chongqing Technology and Business University in China.
Over the past ten years I primarily taught at language schools and in companies preparing students for exams (93% success rate) and helping them with their general and business speaking, writing and listening skills.